All last week:
Take Flyte- first time seeing my cousin's band- fun. In Frisco, TX
Eric Gates- funky ass guitar player and singer. Talented. Frisco
Steven Wilson- Holy shit what a show in Boulder!
Brit Floyd- in the rain at Red Rocks. Good show. Great venue!
Missed my annual DMB show in CT- plane delayed and couldn't make it- boo. Glad I didn't buy a ticket ahead.
Last night in the front row at Northerly Island:

Colin Hay
Violent Femmes
Barenaked Ladies

The main draw for me was Colin Hay - what a voice. I was never much of a Femmes fan, but they were pretty entertaining last night. I'm a big fan of BNL, but it just wasn't the same to me without Steven Page bantering with Ed. Still a great show with plenty of crowd participation.
U2 in Montreal last night. Spectacular show on all levels. The technology was awesome and really added to the show. Bono invited a few random people from the crowd on stage for the last two numbers and next thing he knew there were maybe 40 people there. But they behaved well after some initial leaping about and selfies and after he told them to sit down on the stage. Only downside was they didn't perform "One".
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U2 in Montreal last night. Spectacular show on all levels. The technology was awesome and really added to the show. Bono invited a few random people from the crowd on stage for the last two numbers and next thing he knew there were maybe 40 people there. But they behaved well after some initial leaping about and selfies and after he told them to sit down on the stage. Only downside was they didn't perform "One".


Great song - I have to say my favorite ever performance of One is actually by Michael Stipe and Mike Mills playing with Adam Clayton and Larry Mullins, Jr. I believe right after the Clinton win in 92 when MTV had their Rock the Vote party or whatever. Was mesmerizing
Love that version bman. It's my favorite version of it also. Mary J's long time publicist is an old friend and always speaks highest of her among a long list of A list clients past and present.

Patespo, they are playing it more often than not so your chances are good of hearing it
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Love that version bman. It's my favorite version of it also. Mary J's long time publicist is an old friend and always speaks highest of her among a long list of A list clients past and present.

Patespo, they are playing it more often than not so your chances are good of hearing it

I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Love that version bman. It's my favorite version of it also. Mary J's long time publicist is an old friend and always speaks highest of her among a long list of A list clients past and present.

Patespo, they are playing it more often than not so your chances are good of hearing it

I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.


Troglodyte! shake felix Big Grin
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.


This.


And I'm pretty sure sunnylea wrote all of their piano based songs. But my memory might be failing me again.
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Love that version bman. It's my favorite version of it also. Mary J's long time publicist is an old friend and always speaks highest of her among a long list of A list clients past and present.

Patespo, they are playing it more often than not so your chances are good of hearing it

I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.

Saw there first appearance on SNL. Laughed at their pretentiousness. Never listened to another song of theirs since. Same thing happened with the absurd first appearances of Elvis Costello and Kate Bush.
Hey, I don't know about the other guys, but I took more than I sip. I saw whatever songs they played that dismal Saturday night. I do know what they played, it may have included their beloved, and overwrought anthem, Sunday Bloody Sunday. Besides aren't you in Europe with your son? Get off the internet.
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Never drank DRC. It must suck

Big Grin

It's not like I haven't heard and/or seen U2 ad nauseum over the past 20 or 30 years on the radio, on TV, in stores, at parties, on the Internet, in my dreams... It's kinda hard to avoid them.

So yeah, I'm very familiar with what they're all about.

And I'm not putting down the band - or anyone who likes them. I do understand their appeal and appreciate their talent. They are the best at what they do. They just don't do it for me.

The same with Sting.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.

This.

And I'm pretty sure sunnylea wrote all of their piano based songs. But my memory might be failing me again.

I wrote a song for them called "Where the Streets All Have Names Based On Characters From Tom Hanks Movies". It was rejected.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.

This.

And I'm pretty sure sunnylea wrote all of their piano based songs. But my memory might be failing me again.

I wrote a song for them called "Where the Streets All Have Names Based On Characters From Tom Hanks Movies". It was rejected.


Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Sunnylea writing U2 tunes: computer (and thanks for finally giving me an excuse for posting this whatever-it-is! )
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Love that version bman. It's my favorite version of it also. Mary J's long time publicist is an old friend and always speaks highest of her among a long list of A list clients past and present.

Patespo, they are playing it more often than not so your chances are good of hearing it

I understand their appeal, but I've just never cared for U2. Never owned an album. Never listened to an album all the way through. They just leave me cold.

Saw there first appearance on SNL. Laughed at their pretentiousness. Never listened to another song of theirs since. Same thing happened with the absurd first appearances of Elvis Costello and Kate Bush.


I saw 5 minutes of a Woody Allen film, I hated it. It was one of his beloved, and overwrought films. It was pretentious. All of his works suck.
Clearly I'm not the only one who saw the irony there. Writing some one off after watching them perform a few minutes on SNL has got to be the pinnacle of pretentiousness.

Sunny, I got your point the first time. Clarification wasn't needed but was appreciated. Fwiw, it wasn't directed at you.

Btw, just finished Vatican tour. Most painful experience of the trip but necessary to skip the line. Would have been much better to roam around ourselves. Much better.

Sitting in the roam recovering before a nice dinner out
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Clearly I'm not the only one who saw the irony there. Writing some one off after watching them perform a few minutes on SNL has got to be the pinnacle of pretentiousness.

Sunny, I got your point the first time. Clarification wasn't needed but was appreciated. Fwiw, it wasn't directed at you.

Btw, just finished Vatican tour. Most painful experience of the trip but necessary to skip the line. Would have been much better to roam around ourselves. Much better.

Sitting in the roam recovering before a nice dinner out


Enjoy, the Pieta moves me every time I see it.
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Clearly I'm not the only one who saw the irony there. Writing some one off after watching them perform a few minutes on SNL has got to be the pinnacle of pretentiousness.

Sunny, I got your point the first time. Clarification wasn't needed but was appreciated. Fwiw, it wasn't directed at you.

Btw, just finished Vatican tour. Most painful experience of the trip but necessary to skip the line. Would have been much better to roam around ourselves. Much better.

Sitting in the roam recovering before a nice dinner out

Obviously I've heard them throughout my life, they're frequently played in many places. Simply put--they suck.

I gave you a basic game plan for seeing the Sistine Chapel--which would have then worked for the Vatican. I'm full of wisdom about music and other things.
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I saw 5 minutes of a Woody Allen film, I hated it. It was one of his beloved, and overwrought films. It was pretentious. All of his works suck.

As I've said many times, I don't care what your opinion is of things I like--and you and others, (especially those who don't like me) shouldn't care what I think of your taste.
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Saw there their first appearance on SNL. Laughed at their pretentiousness. Never listened to another song of theirs since. Same thing happened with the absurd first appearances of Elvis Costello and Kate Bush.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Saw there first appearance on SNL. Laughed at their pretentiousness. Never listened to another song of theirs since.


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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Obviously I've heard them throughout my life, they're frequently played in many places.


Confused

The problem with absolutes.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Saw there their first appearance on SNL. Laughed at their pretentiousness. Never listened to another song of theirs since. Same thing happened with the absurd first appearances of Elvis Costello and Kate Bush.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Saw there first appearance on SNL. Laughed at their pretentiousness. Never listened to another song of theirs since.


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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Obviously I've heard them throughout my life, they're frequently played in many places.


Confused

The problem with absolutes.

I believe, especially in regards to music, that there is a difference with these two verbs. I listen to John Coltrane, I hear bad music being played in many stores I go to.
We saw Spoon at the Corona Theatre on Monday night. Very good. I do like them, but have always found them to be borderline (too) electronic and this came through even more live. They were best when one of the two keyboardists picked up a guitar and stepped away from his console.
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Glad you enjoyed it bman. They skipped One the first show I saw them but played it the second. It seems like about 1/3 of the show is changing each night and you don't know exactly what's coming. Looking forward to night three in nyc


They were great Thursday in Chicago. They were getting ready to walk off stage but Bono grabbed the boys for a last song, 'One'. The crowd sung the entire song, Bono chimed in just a few times.

The new sound system they have is great, though maybe one touch loud. Curious your thoughts?
Beirut.

They were the official opening act of the Montreal Jazz Festival. Really good but their music is not suited to a large outdoor show like that. I can't find any official number for the crowd, but I heard there were about 70,000 people there. It was wall-to-wall.

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